Questions tagged [sheet-music]

Musical notation in written or printed form. Questions asking people to find or transcribe (make) sheet music for a particular song are off-topic.

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Why do these accidentals exist? [duplicate]

I just bought a piano music book to start playing and learning again. It was my understanding that accidentals only affect notes of the bar that they exist in. And because of that this bass clef ...
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How do I play what looks like a double legato?

What is this (in the green rectangle)? To me it looks like 2 legatos. How do I play it on the violin? It's the beginning of the 15th piece, "A-hunting we will go", from the Doflein Method, ...
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Chopin - Waltz in C Sharp Minor (Op. 64 No. 2) analysis

This is the piece I want to discuss: Waltz in C♯ minor. You can listen to it on YouTube here (played by Arthur Rubinstein) with added music score, or on musescore.com here (played as MIDI) also with ...
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Do I apply a sharp to all the same notes? [duplicate]

I play guitar and for one of my songs, the sheet music shows sharps for only higher notes and not the lower notes. Do I apply the sharps to the lower notes? For example, G on string 1 is a sharp but ...
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LilyPond: How to make a "Blank Staff Paper"?

I was trying to "update" and change some properties from the "Blank Staff Page" piece of code that appears here: https://snipplr.com/view/579/blank-staff-paper-with-lilypond Which ...
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What does the cross on a square symbol mean?

This symbol is on a clarinet etude sheet, but I don't have a any clue what does it mean.
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Notes underneath the bar line [duplicate]

I am new to sheet music and.I get the notes in the lines and on the lines. But when the notes go above or below the line I have a hard time with reading it and identify were the notes corresponded to ...
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Numbers and lines underneath notes [closed]

What do the numbers and lines beside them mean when under a note on clarinet sheet music
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I can’t read my music that great, but if someone shows me how to play it,or if I listen to a video of it. I can play it well. Is there an issue?

I can play music once someone plays it for me and or teaches me how slowly, but if someone was to just hand me music and tell me to practice I would never learn it. Is there something wrong with me? ...
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8va or clef change?

I've been transcribing music on and off for a few years now as a hobby and noticed while reading someone else's sheets that they have heaps of clef changes midway through the piece. It sort of blew my ...
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How to play duplicated note at the same time?

I just start playing Schumann's Traumerei, but I noticed something unusual: in a 4/4 meter, the F on the bass staff counts for 5 beats in the same bar. My guess: press down the sustain pedal, play F ...
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Why aren't octave clefs used in piano notation?

It's not uncommon to find piano music where the left hand plays primarily in octave 1, or the right hand in octave 6 (i.e. below the staff of a bass clef or above the staff of a treble clef). This ...
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Notation and use of cross-staff beaming

I have been transcribing a piece in 4/4 time for the piano. There is a portion of the piece where I am unsure if cross-staff beaming should be utilized or not. I have provided two examples below for ...
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difference between solid crescendo hairpin, dotted and dashed crec hairpins?

I noticed music software sibelius has 3 different types of hairpins when it comes to crescendos. Solid line, dotted and dashed. What is the difference between the 3?
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Question about Duncan Laurence - Arcade [closed]

I'm trying to sing this song. Maybe someone can explain to me. If you look at music sheet for this song(https://musescore.com/user/31196819/scores/5480313) you see that after "I carried it, ...
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